Monday, November 23, 2015

The only shoe lace knot a trail runner should ever need!

With freezing temperatures and numb fingers there is one thing you gotta hate..... is your trail running shoe laces coming undone when running or so frozen you cant get them untied when you are finished.
The Swiss Knot will be your 'go to' knot for all your shoes from now on, as you will love how easy it is and they never come undone when running and with a simple tug, unties when it's time to get those frozen blocks off your feet.
This knot has been given the three thumbs up by our Texas tornado, Richard D.

Champagne and Mars Bar Trail Run

Booze and chocolate always brings a big crowd even when it is cold and raining

Dave explaining to Eric how 'nice pants' attracts women

Barb showing off her 'kiss of death' shirt for the Blue Jays

Friday, October 30, 2015

Hillbilly Aid Station @ Vulture Bait

We here at Vulture Bait Race HQ are SHOCKED...Yes... Shocked
that some miss guided people would do this!!
The VBTR race directors send out an apology to the poor runners who were duped into consuming non race approved liquids at this make shift aid station. 

The real aid station

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

When I grow up, I want to be as fast as Skylar

 This is Skylar at the Turkey Trot 6k X-Country Race at about the 2 km mark

This is Skylar heading to the finish line to finish 2nd female, 1st in age group

So who let this young lady into our running group?
Skylar started coming out to the MEC trail running group on Sunday mornings at Komoka Trails.
He parents will pull up in their van and out comes Skylar, shy and unassuming, staying close to her mom.
Then Bill W. will tell his group it is time to run, and that seems to flick a switch in Skylar, as she is not being shy about running with the lead pack.
As weeks progressed I think the group would try to challenge her to see if she could keep up with them.
When they come zooming out of the trail to the parking lot, there would be the adult runners bending over trying to catch there breath, while Skylar just looks on sipping from her water bottle.
She now comes out to Wednesday and Saturday trail runs when it does not conflict with her soccer or track workouts with her running club, London Legion, and shows hat she is not prejudice as she will run anyone into the ground.

Champagne and Mars Bars Run

 The group waiting to get the run over so we can pop some corks

 Eric explaining the virtues of clipboards to Dave, who really does not give a shit because he is sporting his Columbia pant. (inside jokes)

 Yes, corks were finally popped
Maybe to many corks popped.
Rain or Snow
It does not matter the weather, you mention booze and chocolate and they will show up.
The annual Champagne and Mars Bar Run is how we celebrate our Soiled Sport Trail Running Series.
Normally held the last Saturday of October, we opted to move it ahead one week so we can be available for MEC Race #5 in their running series on October 31st.
Thanks to all who showed up through out the year to make this the best non-serious running series.
Soiled Sport Motto:
No Membership
No Support
No Sympathy

Screw You Shoes

The Best Shoes for Winter Running
'Screw Shoes'

Thinking of hibernating because you don’t like the idea of running on ice and snow?
Have you purchased Yak Tracks and seem to lose one every year on the trail?
Let me introduce you to Screw Shoes.
For under $10 bucks you will have enough screws to do yours, and numerous friends after you tell them how great it works.
To make a pair of screw shoes, you need to get a package of 3/8” or 1/2″ x # 8 hex head self taping screws.  These will be available at a Home Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes or your local hardware store.
Next get a socket to fit the end of the hex head screw, a cordless drill, and of course a pair of trail running shoes.
Decide where you want the screws. Don’t place them too close to the edges or in the grooves of the shoe. For best traction the lugs on the heel and the ball of the foot areas of the tread should be your prime target area. There is no set number of screws that should be used, so you can do some test runs to see what works best for you.
If you have a reasonable amount of tread left on your shoes, you shouldn’t have to worry about screw penetration, but make sure to check before you go running in them.
Place the screws in sufficient numbers to cover the ball of the foot area and heel, and anywhere else you like.  Note the random pattern in the photo.
The great thing about the screw shoe is if you lose a few screws , you just screw some more back in,  In the spring you simply unscrew them and you are back on the roads and trails again, no worse for wear.
Do not wear them in doors, as they will ruin the finish on hard wood floors or other surfaces, and you will think you are wearing ice skates if you wear them on ceramic tile.

Or do you want to wear them while driving, as you may find that the screw heads do not slide off the gas pedal when going for the break, and that tiny bit of delay could be a cause of an accident.

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Biggest Small Race

London Pacers Present the 2015 Turkey Trot
This has to be the best race never advertised.
In past years the race has boasted a field of 300 plus runners for the Turkey Trot 2k and 6k Cross Country Races held on Thanksgiving morning.
It an all age event so the whole family can participate.
Please send this information on to family and friends who may have kids looking to burn off some energy on Thanksgiving morning.
Its a great event and is only $5 for the 2k and a mere $10 for the 6k
Even if you are not running, come out and volunteer or be part of the cheering crowd as the runners come to the finish line.
Pass it on.